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DFG Exclusive Review Summary
A very good game, far above average & recommended.
- Simple enough for anyone to learn or play
- Two modes offer different challenges
- Good presentation adds to the fun
- Addictive gameplay can get you hooked
- Become the big fish and get revenge on the fish that tried to eat you
- Repetitive gameplay gets boring after a while
- Not much difference between the different types of modes
Chomp Your Way to the Top of the Food Chain with Feeding Frenzy!
It's Feeding Frenzy, the underwater action game everyone loves! You're a small fry in an ocean full of big fish, and the only way to survive is to gobble up the little guys until you can challenge even the most dangerous predators of the deep!
It's eat or be eaten: chow down on fish smaller than you, but avoid bigger ones at all costs. The more you eat, the more you'll grow, and the larger the fish you can eat!
- "So astonishingly simple to play and yet you NEVER grow tired of it. From the fantastic color graphics of the sea and its creatures , the sounds and music, every play is an adventure" - Diane Zaragoza, Feeding Frenzy Player
Feeding Frenzy includes 40 levels of increasing difficulty, with various tasks and goals to complete. Start out as an angel fish and move on to a lion fish and an angler. Finally, you play as Orville the Orca and challenge the menacing Shark King for ultimate control of the seas!
Fast-Paced Arcade-style Fun with Tons of Cool Extras!
The game play of Feeding Frenzy is brilliantly simple and full of energy. In fact, there's only one rule: survival of the BIGGEST!
Undersea life is full of perils beyond fish, though: stay away from ink-squirting squid, exploding depth charges, and foul-tempered snapping oysters if you want to become a big fish someday. Don't worry, because you aren't completely alone out there.
Grab bonuses like extra lives and screen-freezing power-ups at the perfect time to slip out of a tight spot and get a leg...er, fin, up on the competition!
For the sake of giving you more variety, Feeding Frenzy includes two game modes. You can play through the entire game on normal mode, then switch to a race against the clock as well as all your other enemies. Time attack mode adds a whole new element of frantic excitement to the craziness of Feeding Frenzy!
Fun and Educational for All Ages!
With such a simple arcade-style theme, Feeding Frenzy appeals to children and adults alike, regardless of age or experience level.
Kids are continuously enthralled by the active in-game atmosphere, while parents and even grandparents will enjoy watching and, of course, playing themselves!
Feeding Frenzy offers plenty of educational content, too. In between levels, read interesting Fun Facts about the many fish species in the game as well as mechanics of the real-world food chain. You can even unlock 6 different aquatic screen savers by racking up enough points in your Food Bank.
Stunning Visuals and Vibrant Graphics
You'll discover a wonderful world full of big, bright colors and teeming with life, not all of it friendly! Many different types of exotic fish are beautifully animated, and they remain true to real-life species.
Feeding Frenzy also comes with an appropriately upbeat soundtrack, complete with chomping effects that'll almost make you hungry! Graphics, animations, and sound all combine to immerse you in an abundance of beautiful marine environments.
Have your fish and eat it too and download Feeding Frenzy!
Feeding Frenzy Review
Review by Brandon
Feeding Frenzy is an exciting arcade game that puts you in control of a very hungry fish always on the lookout for a meal. You want to eat other fish and grow as large as possible, but you'll need to be quick and crafty to avoid becoming a meal yourself. Simple gameplay and two different modes open this game up to a wide range of players. A great presentation and addictive elements add to the fun and make this a good choice for anyone who enjoys arcade games.
You begin each level of Feeding Frenzy in control of a small fish. Your goal is to devour other fish, grow larger, and become the biggest fish. At first, you can only eat other small fish. Once you eat enough of the smaller fish, you'll grow in size and be able to eat larger fish. This pattern continues until you're able to eat every fish and the level ends. It sounds simple enough, but there are a lot of dangers that stand in your way. You can eat other fish, but bigger fish can also eat you. You'll have to carefully dodge them until you've grown enough to turn the tables.
You'll also need to watch out for barracudas, sharks, and killer whales that randomly swim through the level, because they can eat you no matter how large you grow. On top of all that, you'll need to avoid exploding mines and paralyzing jellyfish. Along the way, you'll come across various powerups that might increase your speed or freeze enemies to help you out.
Lots of Levels
There are 40 levels to play throughout the game. As you progress, the type of fish you control changes and becomes larger. Near the end of the game, you control a Killer Whale. Unfortunately, there is little change from level to level or fish to fish. While the background art may be different, or there might be more fish in one level than another, each level is essentially the same. Similarly, even though you control a variety of fish, they really differ only in looks. This can be repetitive and becoming boring after a while.
Feeding Frenzy offers two modes of play. Normal Mode is the easier of the two, and takes you through the game's levels as long as you have lives left. You start with a set number of lives, but can earn many more as you play. Once you've run out of lives, the game ends. However, you do have the option in Normal Mode to begin the game on any level you've played before, which makes it fairly easy for anyone to complete the game.
In Time Attack Mode, you play through the levels as in Normal Mode, but you have a timer for each level instead of lives. You must beat the level before the timer runs out or the game ends (and unlike Normal Mode, you must start over at level one). While these modes aren't exactly the same, there is little difference between them.
No Difficulty Settings
There are no difficulty settings available in Feeding Frenzy, but the two modes can offer different levels of challenges. Normal Mode is easy enough that anyone would eventually be able to complete all of the levels, while Time Attack Mode provides a more difficult experience for players who may have found Normal Mode too easy. Still, difficulty options would have been a nice addition for both modes.
The controls are not very difficult to learn or to use regardless of skill level or experience. The game does a good job of introducing and explaining controls before you play. You move your fish with the mouse, dash with the Left Mouse button, and can suck up a group of fish with the Right Mouse button. That's all you need to know to begin your quest to become the biggest fish.
The great presentation is one of the better parts of Feeding Frenzy. The graphics are simple, but on the same level of many other arcade games. Additionally, the visuals are very colorful. You'll come across a variety of fish with different and vibrant colors. The sound effects also add nice touch, like the chomping sound you hear as you devour another fish. There's even a decent soundtrack to accompany the game as you play. It all comes together to add some positives and make the game better.
Conclusion - A Catchy Game for the Right Player
Overall, Feeding Frenzy is a solid choice for anyone looking for a fun and entertaining arcade game. It might not last long with the repetitive gameplay and the very similar modes of play, but there's something strangely satisfying about devouring as many fish as possible. Simple gameplay and a colorful presentation make this a game anyone can play and enjoy. There's no reason not to give Feeding Frenzy a try.
Catch some of the frenzied fish eating and the variety of creatures which you can be in this gameplay footage.
- Feeding Frenzy was released on March 17, 2004
- The game was developed by Sprout Games, LLC
- The game was published by GameHouse, Inc.
- The game was released for BREW, J2ME, Mac, Windows and Xbox 360
- Feeding Frenzy is the first in a series of underwater life simulation / strategy titles. The other game in the series is Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown (2006)
- After completing each level, a fun fact is revealed about various sea creatures, providing a fun educational aspect to the game
- After its launch on XBLA (Xbox Live Arcade) in 2006, it became the 17th most popular title that year
- Sprout, LLC was founded in 2003. In 2005 it was acquired by casual games guan PopCap. Its other well-known games include Iggle Pop! And Pizza Frenzy
- GameHouse, Inc. is a developer and publisher of casual and family-friendly games. Founded in 1998, it was acquired by Real Networks, Inc. in 2004. It remains one of the major publishers of casual games to this day